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Locke & Key - Horror Fantasy Drama Ordered to Series by Netflix

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Officially Ordered to Series

Netflix is redeveloping the scripts and re-casting the new series.

Locke & Key, written by Joe Hill, is a horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Massachusetts only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.

The IDW Publishing Locke & Key comic book franchise, co-created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, has garnered both awards and acclaim during its ten-year run; has been translated into dozens of languages across the globe, and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

Episodes: 10 (60 minute episodes)

Creator, Writer and Executive Producer: Joe Hill

Showrunners and Executive Producers: Carlton Cuse (producing through Genre Arts), Meredith Averill

Executive Producers: David Ozer (IDW), Ted Adams (IDW), Lindsey Springer (producing through Genre Arts), Aron Eli Coleite, Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, David Alpert (Circle of Confusion), Rick Jacobs (Circle of Confusion)

Series developed by: Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite, and Meredith Averill

First Episode written by: Joe Hill and Aron Eli Coleite


Nearing Series Order at Netflix

Yes, for real. Locke & Key is nearing a deal to be ordered to series by Netflix. You could say the third times the charm. The Hollywood Reporter notes the project will be re-cast and redeveloped as Netflix is licensing the rights to the IP per Deadline. The deals aren't finalized.

Sources say Netflix is in talks to license the rights for the IP and redevelop the drama with IDW Entertainment. The Netflix series is not the Hulu pilot. Instead, Cuse and Joe Hill will redevelop the series for the streaming giant with an entirely new cast and new director. Andy Muschietti, who helmed the Hulu pilot, is busy with It 2 and is no longer available to direct. He will still be credited as an EP on the Netflix series.

Sources said that Netflix would be licensing the rights to the IP, not picking up the existing Hulu pilot to series, and the project will undergo redevelopment, including recasting of two of the three Locke children.

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